Albuquerque, NM - Truck Collides with Motorcycle on I-40 near Rio Grande Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (April 12, 2021) - Two people were injured after a semi-truck hit a motorcycle in Albuquerque on Saturday, April 10.
First responders were sent to the scene on Interstate 40 near Rio Grande Boulevard. A large group of motorcyclists was traveling westbound on I-40 at around 4 p.m. At that time, a commercial vehicle was attempting to pass the crew while merging onto the shoulder.
The 18-wheeler reportedly struck a motorcycle, leaving both the rider and passenger with serious injuries. The injured parties were transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital for treatment. The trucker fled the scene after the group of motorcyclists traveling with the victims started banging on the window of the big rig.
No updates on the conditions of the injured parties were provided. An ongoing investigation into the motorcycle crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Albuquerque Trucking Accidents
When a motorcycle and large truck collide, there will almost assuredly be serious injuries. Motorcyclists are already particularly vulnerable in the event of a collision, and semi-trucks are capable of inflicting life-changing injuries in the event of an accident. Commercial vehicles are involved in nearly 500,000 crashes each year in the United States, resulting in thousands of fatalities. The majority of these fatal truck accidents involve those traveling outside the big rig.
Accidents involving large trucks are much different than typical vehicle collisions. They involve multiple parties and the resulting injuries can be life-changing for victims. These large commercial vehicles are massive and capable of inflicting devastating injuries and other damages in the event of a semi-truck accident in New Mexico, especially for those traveling in smaller passenger cars. Not only that, but you are dealing with a trucking company that may have acted recklessly, contributing to your accident, and these large companies often have experienced legal teams fighting to make sure that they pay as little as possible.
The team of New Mexico semi-truck crash attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates is prepared to take the fight to truckers and large trucking companies when their negligence has resulted in an accident. We have the resources to go up against the at-fault truck driver and the company’s insurance provider to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve after a catastrophic accident. Contact our offices today at (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your case. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover full and fair compensation after being injured in a New Mexico 18-wheeler collision.
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